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Quadra Outdoors Club Visits the Children’s Forest

Sabina Leader Mense welcomed the Quadra Island Outdoor’s Club members to the Children’s Forest on a beautiful January the 23d!!! Club members rolled in on the first ferry to Whaletown Bay and had their walking poles out and on the … Continue reading

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February Nature Study Day in Photos!

FTCCIS Nature Study Days in the Children’s Forest continued this month with an epic hike up Blitz Bluff and north around the east side of the Carrington Lagoon!  

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Asha’s Letter to the SVI

The Social Venture Institute is an annual gathering at Hollyhock, Cortes Island, to share goals, challenges and successes amongst leaders of established small business and non-profit enterprises. Asha is a passionate thirteen-year-old on Cortes who has been advocating for the … Continue reading

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AGM Reports — BioBlitz, Youth Activities, Streamkeepers and more

These reports were presented at the Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society’s 2017 AGM. Enjoy! 2017 Chair’s Report by Chris Dragseth 2017 BioBlitz Report by Sabina Leader Mense 2017 Streamkeepers Report by Christine Robinson 2017 Youth Director … Continue reading

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Children’s Forest AGM Update

The Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society had our Annual General Meeting on November 23, 2017. We would like to provide you a summary of our meeting, which outlines the past year and where our focus will … Continue reading

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Art Show: Imagine a Forest in Trust to the Children

By Krista Smith The Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society (FTCCIS) installed an art exhibition at The Old Schoolhouse (TOSH) Gallery in July 2017 titled Imagine A Forest in Trust to the Children.   The exhibition featured art … Continue reading

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Without One, None — a Cortes Youth Play Performance

by Connie Brill Over the 2016/ 2017 winter session of the Cortes Youth Program, the group undertook an exploration of ecosystems connectivity. Script development began with a weekend workshop that included watching Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and … Continue reading

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A Forest Full of Thanks…

… to everyone who contributed to, participated in, and supported BioBlitz 2017! What an amazing weekend we had in the northern wilds of Cortes Island! We had some truly WILD moments: rooting and pooting for insects, braving a full-on sou’easter … Continue reading

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BioBlitz Benefit Success – Our Thanks!

The Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society would like to extend sincere thanks to all community members who came out to support our recent BioBlitz Benefit; thank you! 64 dinners were served and the stars of the … Continue reading

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Children’s Forest Theatre performs The Lorax at Seafest

The Children’s Forest youth theatre troupe performed The Lorax at the Cortes SeaFest festival at the Gorge Harbour on May 21st. Under the direction of FTCCIS board member Connie Brill, the youth presented a well-polished interpretation of Dr. Seuss’s classic … Continue reading

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